Selecting and Implementing an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) System


Class Lectures, practical exercises, group discussion, performance feedback


Number of sessions: 3

Length of Sessions: 4 hours

Total hours: 12

Target Audience:

The course is designed for employees from all organizations that are considering buying and implementing an ERP system, profit or non-profit, public or private, service or manufacturing. The skills learned apply to executives, middle managers, administrative personnel, and employees from all disciplines of manufacturing, distribution and service organizations.

Summary of Content:

  • Detailed discussion of the steps required to select and implement a system
  • Definition of MRP II & ERP
  • Why implement an ERP System
  • Education Requirements
  • Business Case Outline
  • Defining Requirements & Writing a Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Selecting Potential Suppliers
  • Evaluating the Supplier’s Response to Your RFP
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Structuring the Implementation Project and Project Team
  • Change Management
  • Conducting the Pilot
  • Managing the Issues
  • User Training
  • Planning the Transition to Production
  • Performance Measurements

Objectives and Benefits:

At the end of this section the student should be able to:

  • Describe a Planning and Control System
  • Define Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • List the basic steps in selecting an ERP system
  • List the basic steps in implementing an ERP system

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